Dadgum! Doc added a pill to me....
Thursday, October 20, 2011
As many of you know, the past year has been full of health changes for me. I've worked so hard and was feeling proud of myself as I ran a few miles on my birthday morning (as yesterday's blog shows). Today, I had a 6 month check up with the doc. I should've known I was in for it when my patient printout that the nurse and doctor take their notes on had a new label on it...
Across the top in BIG, BOLD print it read "40 YEAR OLD"!
Really? Was that some magical doorway to scream "Look for falling objects"?
Okay, so I kept a calm face and proceeded. My doctor was impressed with my changes- weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and rise in good cholesterol. My healthy cholesterol has risen 16 points in the past year. He said he could tell I'd been exercising well! Great, give me a lollipop and let's go. Nope, overall cholesterol is still too high. With my AGE and family history, he said it's time to start medication. UGH!!!
The good news is that he put me on the lowest dosage every other day. He said these drugs can be used as preventative treatments especially with my family's history. So I guess I'll give it a go.
I truly hope someone's getting a laugh out of this! Also, if you have any experience with Crestor please do share. My mom had problems for years with lovistatin so I'm a little leary.
Thanks for listening, SparkFriends. Your support does mean a lot to me.